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Taoism

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  • Foundations of Theory for Ancient Chinese Medicineby Guohui Liu; Charles Buck

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun) and contemporary texts of ancient China form the bedrock of modern Chinese medicine practice, yet these classic texts contain many concepts that are either hard to understand or confusing. Based on over thirty years' medical practice, and study of the texts, this book explains the concepts involved so that... more...

  • White Moon on the Mountain Peakby Damo Mitchell; Jason Gregory

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Explaining the process and energetics of Daoist internal alchemy, the author describes in detail the practice of Nei Dan, the alchemical firing practice of Daoism that has until very recently been a closely guarded secret.Drawing together a huge amount of esoteric material on the hidden aspects of Daoist practice, he presents theory and practice coherently... more...

  • Great Clarityby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    A study of the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy and its relation to the Taoist traditions of the early medieval period. more...

  • The Tao of the Westby J.J. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology... more...

  • Daoism in Historyby Benjamin Penny

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field,  Daoism in History  presents new and important research. These essays honour one of the... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Taoismby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 360.00

    The Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. Taoist studies have progressed beyond any expectation in recent years. Researchers in a number of languages have investigated topics virtually unknown only a few years previously, while others have... more...

  • To Live as Long as Heaven and Earthby Robert F. Campany

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 105.00 US$ 84.00

    In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements... more...

  • Dao De Jingby Laozi

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Dao De Jing is one of the richest, most suggestive, and most popular works of philosophy and literature. Composed in China between the late sixth and the late fourth centuries b.c., its enigmatic verses have inspired artists, philosophers, poets, religious thinkers, and general readers down to our own times. This new translation, both revelatory... more...

  • Heidegger's Hidden Sourcesby Reinhard May

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Heidegger's Hidden Sources documents for the first time Heidegger's remarkable debt to East Asian philosophy. In this groundbreaking study, Reinhard May shows conclusively that Martin Heidegger borrowed some of the major ideas of his philosophy - on occasion almost word for word - from German translations of Chinese Daoist and Zen Buddhist classics.... more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    The Fengdao kejie or "Rules and Precepts for Worshiping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist priesthood and monasticism, which was first formally organized in the sixth century. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training it describes the fundamental rules, organizational... more...